Though Zendaya’s recent interview with the magazine InStyle is focused mostly on her career, and her burgeoning success as a behind-the-scenes force in the industry, the actor — who plays MJ in the upcoming “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and its two predecessors — takes the time to praise Holland for being willing to snap into Spider-Man mode even when he’s off-duty. “In an actor way, I appreciate that he really loves being Spider-Man,” she told InStyle. “It’s a lot of pressure — you take on the role of a superhero wherever you go.”
Holland has no doubt had countless impromptu interactions with kids shocked and amazed to see their favorite hero on the street. If he handles those with even a fraction of the grace and charm he brings to the planned ones –– from visiting children in hospitals in character, to surprising Jimmy Kimmel’s son on his birthday –– then it’s easy to see what his co-star is saying (and maybe that’s why he’s always dropping spoilers about the films — he’s always in character, even when doing promotional work).
“To the little kid who walks by, you are Spider-Man,” she added. “I think he handled that so well.”